The owner of the resort called the Sheriff’s Office to report he thought two of his employees were stealing from him. Detective Francisco Gaete was assigned to investigate. He obtained identification the two employees had given to Gilbert’s Resort when they applied for work.
When Detective Gaete checked the drivers licenses for Robert and Tamara Trotter, both of them returned a report of “no record found” indicating they were false IDs. He obtained arrest warrants for both of them for possessing counterfeit drivers licenses. When he served the arrest warrants and took them both into custody, Tamara Trotter admitted her real name is Tamara Asada, 40 years old and Robert Trotter admitted his real name is Robert Pearl, 39 years of age.
Both Asada and Pearl have outstanding arrest warrants in California. In addition, detectives are continuing their investigation into where they may have obtained the false IDs and into the alleged theft from the resort.